[ukmhd] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at Leeds

November 27, 2019, from Marianna Korsos

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded project to investigate tidal flows in planets and stars. The project will involve performing hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical simulations to study tidal flows in spherical, ellipsoidal or Cartesian geometries, using and extending one or more existing codes. The results from these calculations will be applied to interpret current observations of extrasolar planets and close binary stars, and to make predictions.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Adrian Barker in the Department of Applied Mathematics (https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/maths/staff/4006/dr-adrian-j-barker), and will join the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics research group (https://agfd.leeds.ac.uk), which is one of the largest such groups in the world. This project will strongly complement and benefit from other STFC-funded projects at Leeds, such as those in planetary and stellar dynamos, and magnetic and thermal evolution of magnetars. The research will also complement and benefit from The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (https://fluids.leeds.ac.uk), a cross-disciplinary research institute in fluid dynamics at Leeds, which hosts an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics.

The post is available from 1st April 2020, but the start date is flexible and could be delayed up until 1st October 2020 at the latest. The funds are available for 2 years and the salary range is Grade 7 (£33,797–£40,322 p.a.).

Applicants should have a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics or Planetary Sciences), together with computational experience, and they should be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research and possess a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, the applicant must have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.

Applications must be made online (using the link below) before 23.59 (UK time) on the advertised closing date. Applicants must submit a CV and Publication List and provide the names and contact details of 3 people from whom references letters may be requested. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Adrian Barker (A.J.Barker@leeds.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 17th January 2020.

Download/Website: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=EPSMA1005

Contact: A.J.Barker@leeds.ac.uk